How A Police Officer, Victim, Two Kidnappers Were Killed in Rescue Operation

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policemanUyo — One-time Chairman of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Council, Mr. Usen Ekene, a police corporal, and two kidnappers were killed during a rescue operation, which lasted many hours.

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Ekene was kidnapped three weeks ago at Nyara Enyin Ntonguno in Ikot Ekpene. The kidnappers reportedly demanded N50 million as ransom from the family of the former council boss.

An indigene of the area, Mr. Richard Okon, said that when the villagers spotted the kidnappers’ den, they informed the police, who mobilised to free Ekene.

Okon said: “We did not know that the incident would result to loss of lives. The joint patrol team that tried to rescue Ekene from his abductors did their best, though they could not save him.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Mr. Etim Dickson, yesterday in Uyo, confirmed the incident.

Dickson said Ekene, a police corporal and two suspected abductors died. He added that one other member of the joint patrol team, sustained serious injury.

Dickson said: “It is a big blow to the force. These are some of the things we suffer during rescue operation.

“You know this issue of rescuing people in a joint operation is not all that simple.”

 

Source:Vanguard


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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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